Port Sudan/Brussels , May 18 (SUNA) - The first shipment weighed 28 tonnes of supplies in support for the Médecins Sans Frontières' (MSF) medical activities in Wad Medani and Khartoum, arrived in Port Sudan on 16 of the current month of May.

The shipment is considered to be the first backage of the urgent supplies, which is to arrive in Sudan during the next few weeks, besides another shipment weighed about 30 tonnes, that is about to arrive within few days. The first chipment  includes surgical and non-infectious disease supplies, as well as supplies to respond to the case of an outbreak of Measles, Malaria or Cholera.

These supplies are to be transported in the few coming days  to the most needy areas to enable medical teams to continue providing essential medical care. In Wad Medani, Médecins Sans Frontières' teams are running mobile clinics to provide basic health care to the displaced people.  The surgical emergency respond team is working in Southern Khartoum at Bashair Hospital, in cooperation with Sudanese staff and  volunteers, to provide life-saving surgical care to people who have been directly or indirectly affected by the violence. Since the start of surgical activities in Khartoum, our teams have given therapy to more than 240 patients within eight days.    In this regard Dr. Ahmed Abdelrahman, MSF Operations Manager explained " Over the past few weeks, we have been able to provide health care services to those who affected by the  conflict, starting with the displaced in Wad Medani and then carrying out surgeries in hospitals in Khartoum, considering these shipments are necessary to ensure that hospitals and clinics have sufficient quantity of medical needs , to ensure provisions of health care to the vulnerables.

Médecins Sans Frontières will continue  supporting the efforts of the Ministry of Health to keep providing health care to the population in various Sudan's regions, including the states of Khartoum, West and Central Darfur, Gezira, Blue Nile and Gedaref. Also MSF team extended donations to the hospitals from the supplies, which are now being stored in the country.   MA/BH

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